Classic Moments: Andy Townsend Displays His Exemplary Ball Control, 1998

Chris Wright

10th, October 2014


By Chris Wright

Soccer - FA Carling Premiership - Tottenham Hotspur v Middlesbrough

“In fairness, it was just a bit big for me, Clive”

Andy Townsend. Andy sodding Townsend. He couldn’t have just gone down with his tactics truck like a good captain. Oh no, he had to keep talking until he made us all despise him.

Oh well. The next time you here ITV’s resident football shaman criticise a player for an iffy first touch on co-commentary, you just make sure you bear this little beauty in mind…

One man in his entirety, summed up in the space of six seconds.

(Vine: David Hartrick)

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